Mr. Speaker, I would like to pose the same question I asked another colleague of the member, and that is in regard to the timing of the legislation itself and the government's unwillingness to recognize the need to allow for amendments of its own legislation, which could ultimately provide greater strength and improve the legislation itself.
No doubt the member recognizes, as I am sure all members of the House would, the concern Canadians as a whole have in regard to privacy-related issues. It is somewhat surprising that the government has been unable to really bring in robust legislation that would, in fact, provide assurances to Canadians that the government really understands the issue.
At the last minute, months away from an election, with only a few weeks to go, now we seem to see the government in a hurry-up mode or attitude, in terms of, well, this is the best we can get.
Does the member recognize that the government has actually fallen short in addressing the very important issues that Canadians have, related to protecting their privacy, especially given the growth of the Internet and other technologies and the amount of information available on the Net today?